Delhi Metro, which was closed in lockdown, will run on the tracks after 169 days from today. All the preparations have been made for the safe journey of the passengers and the passengers have been appealed to travel only when necessary and avoid talking in the coach. The Delhi Metro will currently operate with 20 per cent passengers while the Noida-Greater Noida Metro on the Aqua Line will have entry and exit from only one gate at 15 stations.
In the first phase, the Yellow Line (Samaypur Badli to Huda City Center (in Gurugram) and Rapid Metro) will be operated in two shifts. The stations connected by this line which are under the containment zone will remain closed.
Two days later, other lines will also be opened phase-wise from 9 to 12 September.
Currently, Metro service will be available between 7-11 am and 4-8 pm only. DMRC will presently operate the metro with 20 percent passenger capacity, along with taking all measures to avoid Corona. Smart card will be necessary for travel and strict adherence to Covid protocol.
The metro services were closed on March 22 due to the lockdown. DMRC and Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gehlot have appealed to the passengers to strictly follow the rules set for social distancing. He informed that 37 stations will remain open on the 49-km Yellow Line.